When The Wind Blows
By AshleyLadwig-Mc... on October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy swept the coast (well 300 miles OFF the coast) of Florida. It's funny how the energy picks up around here during tropical storms and such. It's a contagious, electric feel... like we're all waiting for the winds to begin.
I think we got the worst of it Friday night. And it was indeed, insane windy. We live in condos that can't be more than 10 years old, and I was sure it was collapsing on us Friday night. Or at least that's what my anxiety said...
I'm sure I've said it before, storms down here just unreal. They come on quick and are scary strong. I thought I liked storms (and I still do... I like NORMAL, thunderstorms...with healing, therapeutic rain, a few booms, etc.) but storms in the south are scarrrrrry. I believe it was August (?) we were watching a movie, with our giant patio doors opened and lightening (the cloud-ground kind) struck a tree in our wood line... smoke, fire, boom- yeah. Traumatizing.
Anyways, once the damaging winds moved on, and some warnings were lifted, we headed to the beach to watch the storm. I want get so deep here... talking about the strength of mother nature; our place in this universe... I will refrain. I have a 100000 pictures to work on ;)
I had never seen the ocean so angry before. Very humbling.
One thing that was on our list this weekend was to purchase and carve pumpkins. We didn't get to it. A week or so ago, I picked up baby pumpkins and wrote each of our names on them... (we have a pumpkin family of 5 sitting on our counter; so cute) Henry likes to hoard them. I'll find him walking around the house, holding them all, as best he can. He puts them in random places. It's strange but cute so let the pumpkin hoarding continue sweet man...;)
Florida is known for beautiful weather. It's been one of those little perks of living down here; you can plan anything, anytime, anywhere, and count on good weather. You obviously avoid summer afternoon storms (it storms EVERY SINGLE afternoon in the summer) but other than that, you're golden. Well, leave it to my cousin Halley ;) She got married this weekend. In the middle of a tropical storm. Actually, the wind and rain had lifted by the time the ceremony rolled around, and it ended up being a beautiful afternoon. A photogs delight; NO sun.... overcast, breezy and warm.
um. This picture shall be named "Flower girl Fail"
no, actually Maeve did an AWESOME job (no worries cousin Mal- she is like a professional flower girl and is SO excited for your big day!) But she hates pictures. She had this giant WHITE (not off white, not ivory, but STARK WHITE) dress on. I told her over and over, "You cannot be wild in this dress. You have to sit like a lady, etc." I look over and see this:
This was post wedding (thank goodness) but she was literally rolling on the ground, feet in the air. Bless her flower girl heart :)
Well I think that's about it for us.
Let's ALL have a kick butt week!!!!!
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